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Wearable Sweat Sensor Warns of Impending Cytokine Storm

by Conn Hastings
May 05, 2022
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with a company called EnLiSense, developed a wearable electrochemical sweat sens...
Tactical Medicine News

Magnetic Tentacle Robot Travels Deep into Lungs

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK have created a magnetic “tentacle robot” that is just 2 mm in diameter, which they hope will be ab...
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Finger Clip for Blood Pressure Monitoring

At the University of Missouri a team of researchers developed a custom finger clip device that can continuously measure a variety of vitals, includ...
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Are You Pausing Too Long During CPR?

Background: Outside of early defibrillation and high-quality CPR, little has been shown to improve outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA...
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SCOPE-DKA: Normal Saline vs Plasmalyte in Severe DKA

Background Information:  Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening complication of diabetes that we frequently encounter in both the emerge...
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DoReMi Trial: Milrinone vs Dobutamine for Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock

Background Information: The management of patients in cardiogenic shock is often multifactorial, consisting of mechanical circulatory support, vaso...
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3D-Printed Origami Tube for Low-Cost Ventilators

Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have developed a low-cost portable ventilator that uses a 3D-printed origami tube rather than a co...
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Rebellion21: 5 Things Your Intensivist Wishes You did in the ED for Critically Ill Patients via Sara Gray, MD

In this 15-minute talk from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Sara Gray, MD uses a case-based discussion to look at ED care from the intensivists perspecti...
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EXALT Model B Single-Use Bronchoscope: Interview with Dave Pierce, Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific recently announced FDA clearance of the EXALT Model B single-use bronchoscope, intended for bedside procedures in intensive care ...
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REBEL EM Useful Critical Care/ICU Stuff

I have started to split my time between the ED and ICU.  Obviously these two areas of clinical care have their similarities, but also have their di...
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TTM2: Hypothermia vs Normothermia for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Hypothermia was first introduced in 2002 by two studies, Bernard et al and The Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest (HACA) tria...
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Biomaterial-Based Vaccine Against Bacterial Infection

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute have developed a biomaterial-based vaccine technology that could provide prophylactic protection against ...
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Dexamethasone vs Methylprednisolone in ICU Patients with COVID19

Background Information: Over one year into the pandemic many therapies to treat COVID-19 have targeted innumerable aspects of the virus. Most recen...
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GLUCOCOVID: A Controlled Trial of Methylprednisolone in COVID-19 Pneumonia

Background Information: The use of corticosteroids in patients with pneumonia secondary to COVID-19 has been a controversially hot topic, particula...
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REBEL Cast Ep91: Static Ultrasound vs Landmark Placement of Subclavian Central Lines

Background Information: Central venous catheterization is a common procedure performed in the ICU for the purposes of drug administration and resus...
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STARRT-AKI Trial: Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy Initiation in Acute Kidney Injury

Background Information: It is well documented throughout the literature that critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with...
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New Opioid Use After Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Hospital Discharge

Background Information: Physicians have and continue to heavily contribute to the current opioid epidemic in the United States and Canada.1 Althou...
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SUP-ICU: Ending the Confusion About Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in ICU. So I Don’t Give it Right, or do I?

Background: Stress related gastrointestinal mucosal damage is a commonly encountered problem in the critically ill patients admitted to the intensi...
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Delirium in Critical Illness: Haloperidol vs Ziprasidone?

Background Information: Delirium is defined as an acute disorder of consciousness which can occur in up to 80% of mechanically ventilated ICU patie...
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Approach to the Critically Ill Child: Shock

If you mainly treat adults or both adults and children like me, then you have probably heard the (very annoying) quote, “kids are not just small ad...
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BICAR-ICU: How Should this Study Affect Care in the ED?

During a busy resuscitation it behooves the ED resuscitationist to avoid ordering therapies that have no clear benefit to their patients. Our nurse...
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Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation – Part 6 – Choosing Your Initial Settings

Choosing Your Initial Settings: I hope you now see what physiologies to consider when setting up the ventilator and your goals for each. If your pa...
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High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) – Part 2: Adult & Pediatric Indications

The use of heated and humidified high flow nasal cannula has become increasing popular in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory failure ...
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High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) – Part 1: How It Works

The use of heated and humidified high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) has become increasingly popular in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory...
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Baclofen Withdrawal

Definition: A dysfunctional condition in which removal of baclofen, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, from the central nervous system (CNS) causes CN...
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Mythbuster: Administration of Vasopressors Through Peripheral Intravenous Access

Background: Vasopressors are frequently used in critically ill patients with hemodynamic instability both in the emergency department (ED) as well ...
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Critical Care Horizons

  Please welcome a new development in critical care publishing with the launch of a new open access critical care journal: CRITICAL CARE HORIZONS!!...
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Social Media And Critical Care (SMACC)

This year I was fortunate enough to attend the Social Media And Critical Care (SMACC) conference from Mar 19th – 21st, 2014 at the Gold Coast Austr...
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